How to Sew a Make-up Bag

Hello to all my beautiful readers.! If you haven’t noticed already, I have gone self-hosted, which I’m loving and it’s only been a couple of days.! Hands down the best thing I have ever done. 

I’m so so sorry about not posting anything in a long time.!! 

As firstly my son came down with the flu, a few days later I caught it and I’m just now recovering from that. Also my internet company have been complete idiots and disconnected my internet without any warning, finally I sorted everything out and now everything is back to normal.  Yay.!! 


I thought I would do another really easy sewing diy, that I know you guys will absolutely love and hopefully make. So without any further ado let’s get on with this sewing diy.! 

Firstly these are the things that you will be needing for this diy is: 

  • scissors (fabric)
  • pins
  • measuring tape
  • 10” zip
  • fabric of your choice
  • interfacing


The first thing I did was draw up a pattern for my make up bag. 


I then pinned the pattern pieces on the fabric of my choice and cut it them out. 

I then pinned the pattern pieces to the interfacing, I only put interfacing on the outer fabrics. 

Iron the interfacing to the fabric. Make sure the iron is hot and no steam. 


Pin the two pattern pieces right sides together with the bottom piece. Sew a 1/4” seam allowance. After sewing it should look like pic 2. Iron the seam allowance to the right side. 

Now pin the zip right sides together and sew. Make sure you use your zipper foot. 

Pin the other side of the zipper and sew. 


Now pin the two sides together and sew. Make sure you leave the zip half way open and leave an opening so you can turn it right sides out. 


Pin and sew the four corners with a 5/8” seam allowance. (Sew where the blue lines are.)  


Put your hand through the opening you left and open up the zipper a bit more and then turn the bag right sides out and sew the lining closed. 


Push the lining back in and you are done.!


Finished make-up bag. I absolutely loved making this and really hope you guys do to. If you would like the measurements for the make-up bag please comment below and I will get back to you ASAP. 

Hope you guys have an awesome day.! 

Until next time 

Kathryn x 


  1. simplyshannonagins

    April 20, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    I love how you laid this out step-by-step. I learned to sew as a kiddo, but haven’t had to do it in years, other than some basic repairs. So easy to follow and such a great idea! Love it!

  2. Tamara

    April 20, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Great DIY post. Very detailed whic makes me want to make my own next time instead of buying 🙂

  3. celebratingwiththebug

    April 20, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    You make it sound so easy and it turned out super cute! 🙂

  4. Magic In The Everyday

    April 20, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    So sorry that you and your son were sick 🙁 I love this make up bag! I’ve been meaning to get one for so long, maybe i’ll just make one instead 😉

  5. Jenna

    April 21, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Awesome! I love sewing tutorials! You make it look so easy. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Love it!

  6. themommyspice

    April 21, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    This is so crafty and the bag looks wonderful!

  7. dogtagsdollsdinosaurs

    April 22, 2018 at 1:36 am

    I wish I had a sewing machine! This looks like a fun project!


      April 27, 2018 at 2:30 am

      You can sew it by hand. It will just take a bit longer.

  8. Nadalie Bardo

    April 22, 2018 at 5:06 am

    Wow, this looks incredible I love the turnout! I have been wanting a new makeup bag for traveling, I think I want to try and make it now.

  9. Nikki Venus

    April 26, 2018 at 1:48 am

    This was a great step-by-step tutorial. I may need to get a little creative and try one myself.

  10. Beth Higgs

    April 26, 2018 at 2:13 am

    My makeup bag just bit the dust so this post came just in time (plus it gives me an excuse to use some of the copious amounts of fabric I’ve collected). I love the detailed steps, because I once tried to free-hand a clutch-type wallet and it took far too long to figure out the piecing.

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